Without truth we may experience consequences that we don’t understand the cause of. If you go through life believing two plus two is three then you will experience consequences financially and otherwise that won’t make sense to you. If everyone could decide for themselves what two plus two should equal then what a mess the world would be! Whether we believe it or not there is one standard of truth governing the essentials of humanity—including life and death. And thank God there is!
The Bible tells us to buy the truth and not to sell it.* Truth costs something. But it’s worth whatever the price. It might cost you your opinion. It might cost you your pride in having to admit you don’t know the answers to some things, or have been wrong. But it’s worth it.
Jesus said the He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.* He said if we would hold fast to His teachings we would know the truth and it would make us free.* Truth is something we have to want in order to receive. It’s something we need to seek after and ask for. God doesn’t intrude into a life where He’s not wanted. But He longs to reveal truth because it will bring freedom, joy and abundant life to those who receive it.
*Proverbs 23:23; John 14:6; John 8:31-32
January 4, 2013